One thing I do not miss about travel is the e-mail avalanche which ensues the moment you turn on a computer to get back to work. It is quite amazing. I think e-mail is what makes us more productive and also does not let us relax.
In addition the thirst for knowledge many of us have, coupled with access to information in various ways such as RSS, news alerts, etc. has enabled those who can’t get enough information to at least try.
I would imagine those people who are really pushing the envelope in terms of being e-mail and news junkies will get farther ahead in life than others. Of course this doesn’t equate to work ethic or interpersonal skills but my experience is the truly successful people really have trouble turning off e-mail and news absorption. I would love your opinions.